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Finalists announced for the inaugural Cheltenham Awards

Congratulations to Cheltenham Awards finalists

The finalists for the first-ever Cheltenham Awards have just been announced, and we are delighted to see some of the finest businesses and individuals of our town receiving recognition.

The Cheltenham Awards has been created to reward and acknowledge the exceptional people and businesses across all sectors who contribute to Cheltenham’s outstanding reputation. The awards evening, on Monday 10 September, will be held at the Town Hall, a stone’s throw away from our offices on Imperial Square.

The finalists

Cheltenham Business of the Year
The Cyber Club
The Finance Roome
Holiday Architects

Cheltenham Lifetime Achievement Award
Brian Dix
Julie Kent
Ken Brightwell

Cheltenham Family Business
Beards Jewellers
Chi Wai Black Belt Academy
Cleevely Motors Ltd

Cheltenham Bar/Restaurant Award
The Coconut Tree
Door 4
Koj Cheltenham

Cheltenham Café/Coffee Shop Award
Beauty and the Teacup
Brew and Bake
Havanas Coffee

Cheltenham Hair, Beauty and Wellbeing Business Award
Chapel Spa
Claydon Dental Cheltenham
Nurture 4 Life

Cheltenham Community Project/Event Award
Cheltenham Paint Festivals
Goals Beyond Grass
The Wiggly Worm

Cheltenham Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Award
Gloucestershire Magician
In The Park Ltd
Malmaison Cheltenham
Sanford Lido Limited

Retailer of the Year Award
Hotel Chocolat
Keith Scarott Shoes
Western Computer

As part of the Cheltenham community since 1947, our firm is proud to sponsor the Family Business category, and will be presenting the award to the winner on the night.

Paul Symes-Thompson, head of our corporate & commercial team, commented; “We are pleased to be supporting an award that recognises family businesses as vital ingredients in Cheltenham’s thriving businesses community.

 “We have been advising family business owners for generations, so we’ve seen first-hand the talent, innovation and hard work involved in their day-to-day operation. Despite the many hurdles they are faced with, family businesses generate nearly half of the UK’s private sector jobs. They are critical to the economic health of our town - and their success is truly something to be proud of.

“It’s great to see finalists from a diverse range of sectors and each of these would make a worthy winner. We wish Beards Jewellers, Chi Wai Black Belt Academy and Cleevely Motors Ltd the very best of luck and will be delighted to present one of these businesses with the award this September.” 

To order tickets for the ceremony, click here, and follow the Twitter hashtag #CheltAwards for the latest updates.